Chasing Winter

A week ago, Alina and I went to Wicklow mountains to finds some signs of a winter. Well, we don’t get a proper winter like I remember from my childhood, hence we need to put more effort on those chilly days. Unfortunately there was not much snow at all and just a frost keeping the ground in a solid state, preventing any sinking in a mud. šŸ™‚

 

 

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Editing Classes

Hey peeps! I had been asked on number of times, whether I give editing lessons and I was saying no. This time I’m saying yes! and from now on anyone who is interested in learning and expanding editing skills and find out how I get my photos brought to the stage they are, please do not hesitate to contact me and we’ll organize one on one class.
All you will need is your computer, skype and a will to learn.
You can find me on FB Pawel Pentlinowski Photography or Instagram @ and we’ll discuss all details!
Looking forward to hearing from you. Peace!!!

 

Window pane

Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G @ 85mm, ʒ2, 1/1000sĀ  ISO 100

 

Rose

Well, originally I was going to do a different post but I found it too exciting to share a something else. As we all already know that FB is getting dead unless you pay for accessing a greater audience, last year I finally got myself convinced to open my Instagram account and boy, why I haven’t done it earlier. SO far my audience is steadily growing and more and more people view my work which is great. What even better is that, since then it’s been easier to find a model to work with, which was the main goal. So it was in this instance. As I am being a nosy person I usually click on people accounts who like or comment my work etc. I see interesting to me look and just send a text. I was so please to see that Paulina is interested in doing work together and we set a date for the next available day… what else I can say, just have a look yourself and hopefully you will enjoy the outcome šŸ™‚

Gear: Nikon D800, 85mm F1.4 lens and the flashlight mounted in octa – softbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stolen dream

Now, just wanted to show you how quickly you can improve your art photography. This particular shot happened while visiting my friend photographer in Poland last year where we were basically shooting and assisting together for most of the time. So, here how it goes.

You meet up with an art photographer who get the concept all ready, while you are assisting with for example, holding a reflector (and your camera ready to go). Then wait until the model, styling, posing etc are ready, next while the photographer gets distracted you quickly take you camera and shoot šŸ™‚ And there you go, photo is done šŸ™‚ And this is how you cheeky can steal somebody’s idea šŸ™‚ Now in normal circumstances where you are not befriended with the photographer, please do not do it!!! šŸ™‚

Camera: Nikon D800, Nikon 85mm F1.4 lens and Photoshop šŸ™‚

 

Selfie time

So here it is, Alina and I were messing around with taking photos of each other and it got really serious šŸ™‚ Set the softbox with the flash and the black board for the background and started working away. I was a quite tricky to not create too much shadow under the hat rim but we managed eventually I guess šŸ™‚

Alina took this one for me šŸ™‚

Shot with Nikon D800 on tripod and 85mm F1.4 lens, Nikon flash light in a soft box. Light diffused as much as possible at lowest power so I could use very shallow depth of field.

The lights

Earlier last year I have bought a soft box, similar size to my window which in fact is not that big and tried to imitate the window light. The whole challenge is to diffuse the light to get a similar effect.Ā  I use all fabric that came with the soft box to defuse it as much as possible. Last week after over a month break from any major shooting I have had a chance to get two models and worked with two different light sources. Now you can figure out yourself which is which and the one you think looks better šŸ˜‰ Actually can you tell the difference?

Models I had an honor to work with were Sara Berger and Xiaolan Jiao. Camera and the rest of gear I used were, Nikon D800, 85mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.4 lenses, Nikon flash light and soft box with all available diffusion fabrics, the reflector and the last but not least the window light šŸ™‚